Nov. 16, 2015
French officials seized weapons including a rocket launcher in raids on suspected Islamic radicals, and coalition forces expanded their aerial bombardment of Islamic State in Syria as the extremists warned more attacks were coming. Investigators conducted 168 overnight searches in all of France’s major cities, making 23 arrests and seizing 31 weapons, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a briefing in Paris Monday. The raids came after police identified two more of the seven militants killed in the assaults — one a French citizen under surveillance for links to extremist groups in Yemen and another believed to have entered Europe as a refugee via Greece.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to be drawn into the debate over Planned Parenthood, rejecting an appeal by abortion opponents who said they had a right to see some of the group’s internal documents, including its medical-standards manual.
Russia is ready to restructure Ukraine’s $3 billion debt, President Vladimir Putin said. Russia is prepared to take $1 billion per year from 2016 through 2018 from Ukraine, and to defer any payment this year.
The average price of crude sold by OPEC fell below $40 a barrel for the first time 2009, underscoring the financial cost of the group’s strategy to defend its market share.
The U.K. is to beef up its security services with an extra 1,900 intelligence officers as David Cameron’s government adapts to the prospect of a long fight against terrorism following the downing of a Russian passenger jet and the killings in Paris.
China’s approaching reserve currency status and the freeing up of interest rates mark the culmination of Zhou Xiaochuan’s long march from toiling on state farms through bitter winters during the Cultural Revolution to steering the nation’s financial-reform push across three administrations.
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Obama says sending troops into Syria to fight ISIS would be a “mistake,” but not allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. would betray American values.
The current El Niño weather pattern, a phenomenon associated with extreme droughts, storms and floods, is expected to strengthen before the end of the year and become one of the strongest on record, the U.N. weather agency said on Monday.
Strikes by the US-led air coalition fighting the Islamic State group destroyed 116 fuel trucks used by the jihadist organization in eastern Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday.
Hundreds of ghostly white deer roaming among overgrown munitions bunkers at a sprawling former Army weapons depot face an uncertain future after living and breeding largely undisturbed since the middle of last century. The white deer – a genetic quirk that developed naturally on the 7,000-acre, fenced-in expanse – have thrived, even as the depot itself has transitioned from one of the most important Cold War storehouses of bombs and ammunition to a decommissioned relic.
Anonymous, the controversial hacking group known for exposing Chinese cybersecurity attacks on the United States, is officially waging a war against ISIS. The hacktivists posted a video to YouTube Saturday after the Islamic State group took responsibility for Friday’s deadly terror attacks in Paris, which left 129 dead and hundreds of others wounded.
A top Iranian army commander said Monday that his troops would take “decisive” action if Islamic State group militants come within 40 kilometers of its borders with Iraq and Afghanistan.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley both issued statements Sunday announcing that their states would be closed to any refugees out of Syria.
Nicaragua said thousands of Cubans forced their way into its territory from Costa Rica, accusing its southern neighbor of “deliberately and irresponsibly” flooding it with US-bound migrants.
Boeing, the world’s largest plane maker is in the midst of its biggest peacetime boom, churning out 20 percent more planes than when the last big cycle peaked in the 1990s. But it is doing so with one-third fewer workers. In their place, Boeing is turning to robots and outsourcing.
Children were aboard a high-speed train that derailed during a test run in northeast France, an unprecedented accident that claimed 11 lives, the French rail company said Sunday.
Antibiotic resistance, which can turn common ailments into killers, has reached dangerous levels worldwide, the World Health Organization warned Monday, saying users still know too little about how antibiotics work.
France “is at war” after Friday’s attacks on Paris, President Francois Hollande has told a rare joint sitting of both houses of parliament.
Russian military action in Syria is increasing the number of refugees trying to reach Europe, European Council President Donald Tusk has said.
At least 11 people have been killed in Mogadishu after rival Somali security forces argued over who was in charge, witnesses said.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit North Korea this week.
Egyptian police have found the bodies of 15 African migrants who appear to have been shot dead in the northern Sinai Peninsula, officials said.
Police in France have identified the suspect responsible for masterminding the terror strikes across Paris as a Belgian citizen, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who’s linked to previous attacks on a train and church that were thwarted.
Experts are expressing frustration that the Obama administration appears unable or unwilling to address the likelihood of future attacks against America. Last year was the most lethal year of terrorism on record with 16,800 terrorist attacks resulting in 43,500 deaths and 40,900 injuries. This represents an 80 percent increase in lethalities from 2013 to 2014.
The government netted $4.5 billion in cash, cars, and houses taken from Americans last year.
Top News – 11/16/2015
Severe Weather Outbreak to Spawn Tornadoes, Damaging Winds in the South
An outbreak of severe storms capable of producing tornadoes, damaging wind gusts and large hail will begin Monday in the southern Plains and then sweep eastward through Tuesday and Wednesday. The severe storms will develop on the warm side of Winter Storm Ajax, which will bring blizzard conditions to the High Plains.
Italian Daily Sued for Post-Paris Bombings Headline “Muslim Bastards”
Journalist Thomas Notarianni, former director of PeaceReporter, sued the newspaper Libero, published in Milan, Italy, this morning, when, in the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, the paper ran the front page headline “Bastardi Islamici” (Muslim Bastards). The complaint was filed against the editor, Maurizio Belpietro, and “all the people to be considered.”
On the day ISIS related terrorists spread out across Paris and killed more than one hundred people, Barack Obama claimed ISIS was “contained.” After the attacks, liberals actually tried to argue that the attacks in Paris showed how successful Barack Obama had been because ISIS was having to lash out to get attention. Yes, liberals actually argued this. At Saturday night’s Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders reaffirmed that global warming was the greatest threat to humanity and was also the root cause of terrorism in the Middle East.
Paris Terror Attacks: France Could Invoke NATO Collective Defense Clause
As world leaders decried the attacks as an “act of war” and international media trumpeted the arrival of World War III, security experts said Saturday a perfect storm could be brewing for an invocation of the NATO’s Article 5, the clause declaring an attack against one ally to be an attack against all.
Pope talks end times, terror in Paris
Pope Francis struck a somber note with his most recent message to pilgrims at Saint Peter’s Square, telling the ten thousand or so gathered to consider their lives, their coming face-to-face with God and the state of the world, particularly in light of the Paris terrorist attacks.
Local Minnesota Democrat Ends Campaign After Saying ISIS ‘Isn’t Necessarily Evil’
Dan Kimmel, who was running for the state house district 56A, announced that he was ending his campaign after he tweeted that ISIS “isn’t necessarily evil” on Saturday, according to the Star Tribune. Minnesota Democratic Party Chair Ken Martin had called on Kimmel to apologize, with State House Minority Leader Paul Thissen releasing a statement of how own calling for Kimmel to apologize and drop out of the race.
‘Anonymous will hunt you down!’ Hacktivists declare ‘total war’ on ISIS after Paris attacks
The hacktivist group Anonymous, engaged in electronic warfare against Islamic State, has declared ‘total war’ on the terror group following the deadly attacks in France, while pledging to hunt down every single supporter of the jihadist group online.
Historically, the President of the United States wears the title “leader of the free world.” Obama, in his presidency, has relinquished that role almost gleefully. As a result, the world is a far more dangerous place. Obama is the personification of leftist progressive ideology totally out of step with harsh reality. It is a faulted policy of denial, of cover up.
Islamic State threatens attack on Washington, other countries
“We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day God willing, like France’s and by God, as we struck France in the center of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its center in Washington,”
ISIS Capital Bombed Heavily in Retaliation for Paris
Al-Raqqah, a city in Syria on the north bank of the Euphrates River, about 100 miles east of Aleppo, which has become the de facto capital of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is being pounded heavily by the French Air Force in retaliation for Friday’s bombing attacks in Paris. Initial, unconfirmed reports from Arab social media sources count at least 30 consecutive airstrikes.
Alabama, Michigan reject Syrian migrants
Two US states say they will block or suspend a program to resettle Syrian migrants within their borders, citing major security concerns after Friday’s wave of Islamic State (ISIS) terror attacks in Paris that left at least 129 murdered.
Belgium and France Declare War on ISIS
The mastermind behind the gruesome killings of at least 132 people is Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 26, who is in Syria. He also is suspected of being behind plots to attack a high-speed train and a Paris church. The French and Belgian reaction to what has been described here as “France’s 9/11” is fierce and is leaving President Barack Obama on the defense against Republican critics who are afraid that lack of a more vigorous offense is leaving the United States next in line.
CO-ROTATING INTERACTION REGION
NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Nov. 18th when a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) is expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field. CIRs are transition zones between fast- and slow-moving solar wind streams.
France police raid homes, vow it’s ‘just the beginning’
Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following the Paris attacks, and a source close to the investigation said a Belgian national in Syria was suspected of orchestrating Friday’s mayhem.
Netanyahu Says Radical Islam Spurred Paris Attacks: ‘The Time Has Come for the World to Wake Up’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that it was time for the “world to wake up” and come together to fight terrorism which he asserted is fueled by “radical Islam.” “In Israel, as in France, terrorism is terrorism and standing behind it is radical Islam and its desire to destroy its victims. The time has come for the world to wake up and unite in order to defeat terrorism,” Netanyahu said…he also described the attacks as “vicious.”
Japan relapses into recession in July-September, a blow to “Abenomics”
Japan slipped into its fourth technical recession in five years between July and September…policies have struggled to drag the economy out of chronic stagnation. Official data on Monday showed the world’s third-largest economy shrank an annual 0.8 percent in July-September after a 0.7 percent contraction in the prior quarter, putting it firmly into recession – two consecutive quarters of declines.
China welcomes IMF backing to make yuan world reserve currency
China on Saturday welcomed backing from IMF experts that the yuan should be included in its reserve currencies, saying the move would strengthen the world’s financial system. Now the world’s second-largest economy, China asked last year for the yuan to be added to the elite basket of SDR currencies, but until recently it was considered too tightly controlled to qualify.
Paris attacks: Terror funding to be cut off, says Cameron
World leaders have agreed “important steps” to cut off funding for terror groups, David Cameron has said. Speaking at the G20 summit in Turkey, the PM said Friday’s attacks in Paris “underlined the threat we all face”. He earlier met Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to discuss tackling the Islamic State group and the Syrian war.
UN’s Ban Ki-moon to visit North Korea
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit North Korea this week, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. Yonhap cited a senior UN source for its claim, which the UN has declined to comment on. If it goes ahead, it will be the first visit by a UN chief to the country in more than two decades.
Clinton’s debate performance leaves trail of fodder for political adversaries
It was not a tricky question, but Hillary Rodham Clinton found a way to make it so. Toward the end of the latest Democratic presidential debate over the weekend, she was asked about the rash of campus protests and whether she would encourage more of them. Clinton, who had plenty of stories of her work with activists, decided to go with biography. “I come from the ’60s, a long time ago,” she told moderator John Dickerson. “There was a lot of activism on campus.”
There is No “Radical Islam” and There is Also No “Moderate Islam”
Permit me to raise some doubts concerning the psychological mindset that claims the existence of two types of Islam. In order to do this, let us clarify an important point: Islam is a text-based framework of ideas and behaviors, covering religion, culture, strictures, politics, law and economics. It is an all-embracing way of life. There are no two Islams, no moderate one and no radical one, there is just one Qu’ran that includes everything: verses on Jihad and all out war against unbelievers …
G20 summit: Russia Syria action ‘raising refugee numbers’
Russian military action in Syria is increasing the number of refugees trying to reach Europe, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. Speaking at a G20 summit in Turkey, Mr Tusk said Russia should focus more on Islamic State (IS) militants and not against “moderate Syrian opposition”.
France launches air strikes in Syria; Paris investigation widens
French warplanes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria on Sunday as police in Europe widened their investigations into coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people.
Obama Readies Biggest Reach of Presidential Power Yet
With only 14 months left in office, President Obama is set to issue an executive order in what could be the most aggressive use of his authority to date: unilaterally closing the federal detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Caribbean Sea earthquake: Strong quake between Honduras and the Cayman Islands
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 has struck the Caribbean Sea between Honduras and the Cayman Islands, seismologists say. No tsunami watches or warnings have been issued.
Top Headlines – 11/16/2015
Pope Francis warns on ‘piecemeal World War III’
G20 leaders to discuss Assad’s fate in Syrian conflict
At G20, Obama vows renewed effort to eliminate Islamic State
Obama huddles with Putin, backs France’s pursuit of deadly terrorists, on sidelines of G-20 summit
Putin tells Western leaders: Let’s bury our differences and jointly strike at ‘barbarian’ ISIS
Obama, Putin agree on need for political transition, ceasefire in Syria
EU: US-Russia cooperation crucial to defeating ISIS in Syria
US resupplies ammunition to Syrian Arab fighters battling ISIS
Democratic candidates pledge robust ISIS fight, implicitly chiding Obama
Russia: Hezbollah not a terror group, their cooperation in ISIS fight should be encouraged
Inquiry Finds Mounting Proof of Syria Link to Paris Attacks
72 hours before Paris attacks, ISIS-linked social media account reveals ‘God bless you in your mission’
France retaliates to Paris terror attacks, hits ISIS command center, training camp in Syria
Paris attacks: French jets pound Islamic State in Raqqa as chaos and fear grips France’s capital after false reports of fresh gunfire
Will France invoke NATO’s Article 5 to declare war on Islamic State?
How Paris ISIS Terrorists May Have Used PlayStation 4 To Discuss And Plan Attacks
Report: Terrorist Was Rescued from ‘Refugee’ Boat
Paris attacks: Police stopped Paris attack suspect near Belgian border hours after the killings – but let him go
Paris attacks put dagger through heart of liberal Europe
France’s Hollande wants 3-month state of emergency: political sources
France has declared a state of emergency, but the law has an ugly history
‘French authorities have their hands tied in fight against Islamic terrorism’
French mayor suspended after calling for Islam to be banned
Not Just Paris: Why Is Beirut’s Brutal Terrorist Attack Being Ignored?
Clinton and the other Democratic presidential candidates in debate decline to use term ‘radical Islam’
Bernie Sanders: Climate Change is Directly Related To Terrorism
Ted Cruz: Bringing In Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Is ‘Nothing Less Than Lunacy’
Alabama governor refuses to relocate Syrian refugees in state
Snyder: No more Syrian refugees in Michigan
Madonna: Only Way to Stop Terrorism is to ‘Love Unconditionally,’ Keep Having ‘Fun’
Entertainment industry modifies plans after Paris tragedy
Despite Paris attack, Eagles of Death Metal to return to Israel
Jerusalem and Paris have been cooperating on intel for years
Day after attacks, French Muslims fear backlash: ‘Better to be mistaken for a Jew’
Israel turns to UN over Red Crescent failure to treat Israeli terror victims
Poll: 75% of British Jews think settlements block peace
Spanish judge issues arrest warrants for Netanyahu, Liberman, others over the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla raid
Ethiopian aliya to resume after two-year hiatus
15 Sudanese killed, 8 injured while trying to cross into Israel from Egypt
Kurds uncover mass graves after driving Islamic State from Iraq’s Sinjar
China says global war on terror should also target Uighur militants
UN chief ready to help Korean peace
North Korea prepares for possible missile launch: Yonhap
Obama Readies Biggest Reach of Presidential Power Yet: Unilaterally Closing the Federal Detention Facility in Guantanamo Bay
Weapons stolen from Army Reserve in Massachusetts, FBI says
Baltimore records 300th homicide of the year
Protests erupt after black man shot by police in Minneapolis
Amid Student Protests, Some See Erosion of Free Speech
FEC Commish Warns Of Regulations On Media-Sponsored Presidential TV Debates
Doubts over Dec Fed hike may be swept away
Asian Stocks Fall as Paris Attacks Send Economic Worries
Japan’s economy is back in recession…again
5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near George Town, Cayman Islands
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Shemya Island, Alaska
Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts to 25,000ft
Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 23,000ft
Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 19,000ft
Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 15,000ft
Rinjani volcano in Indonesia erupts to 12,000ft
Damage reported after rare tornado strikes Central California town
Implantable wireless devices can trigger and block pain signals
Supreme Court’s Texas abortion ruling to have broad impact in states
Transgender ‘Man’ Becomes Pregnant Halfway Through Sex Change
‘Catching awful lot of them’: Feds nab sex traffickers in South Dakota
About 1,500 Mormons resign from church in protest of same-sex policy
Mormon Resignations Put Support for Gays Over Fealty to Faith
Keith L. Bell – Homophobia? Nah Just Kuriophobia
Jackie Alnor – The King and Queen of the New Religious Order
Pastor Steven Furtick Says Jesus Wouldn’t Want Him to Reveal How Much Money He Makes
From Thomas Dexter Jakes To Bishop T.D. Jakes: How A Broke Pastor Got Rich!
An accurate report on Hillsong’s leadership and history
Black Activist Slugs Christian Preacher at Mizzou Free Speech Zone
UK: Schools’ religious assemblies ‘should be scrapped’
Far-right settler rabbi: Paris attacks are payback for the Holocaust
Frontrunning: November 16
- Belgian Police ‘Arrest’ Public Enemy No.1 (Read More)
- France Widens Crackdown at Home as Bombs Rain on Islamic State (Read More)
- Putin Goes From G-20 Pariah to Player at Obama Turkey Talk (Read More)
- Paris Attacks: 150 Raids as France Goes to ‘War With Terrorism’ (Read More)
- ‘Rocket Launcher Found’ In French Police Raids (Read More)
- Geopolitical worries lift oil after Paris attacks, but glut weighs (Read More)
- Japan’s economy falls back into recession again (Read More)
- ‘Abenomics’ architect predicts no more Bank of Japan easing this year (Read More)
- Merkel Says Saudis Will Help Push Political Process in Syria (Read More) – by funding even more ISIS terrorists?
- Brussels police surround houses seeking Paris suspects (Read More)
- Trafigura Reveals $4.3 Billion in Oil Payments to Governments (Read More)
- Partying on a Friday, many Paris victims were bright young things (Read More)
- Marriott to buy Starwood Hotels in $12.2 billion deal (Read More)
- Norway’s Wealth Problem: How Do You QE Without Government Debt? (Read More)
- Lawmakers, Candidates Target High Drug Prices (Read More)
- Oil Theft Soars as Downturn Casts U.S. Roughnecks Out of Work (Read More)
1) Horror of Paris attacks reflect theological identity and ambition of ISIS
Three Teams of Coordinated Attackers Carried Out Assault on Paris, Officials Say; Hollande Blames ISIS, New York Times (Adam Nossiter, Aurelien Breeden and Katrin Bennhold)
Strategy Shift for ISIS: Inflicting Terror in Distant Lands, New York Times (Eric Schmitt and David Kirkpatrick)
Paris Terror Attacks May Prompt More Aggressive U.S. Strategy on ISIS, New York Times (Peter Baker and Eric Schmitt)
Paris Attacks: ISIS Claims Responsibility For Terror Attacks – Full Statement, International Business Times (David Gilbert)
2) Bernie Sanders blames ideologically motivated violence on climate change, not beliefs
Bernie Sanders explains connection between climate change and Paris attacks, Washington Post (John Wagner)
Bernie Sanders doubles down on climate change-terrorism link, CBS News (Rebecca Kaplan)
3) Attack on Paris attack on symbol of secularism, European ideal
Cognitive Dissonance in Paris, Secular Right
No European democracy has the perfect way to handle Islam, The Economist
In other news…
Despite everything that just happened in France, on Sunday the Obama administration made it clear that it still plans to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in communities all over the United States within the next year. Thanks to Obama, the U.S. has already been absorbing thousands of refugees from the Middle East each year, and as you will see below, just last week administration officials expressed a desire to “increase and accelerate” that process. So far, the list of states that have received the most refugees includes Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. But by the time it is all said and done, it is likely that Syrian refugees will end up in virtually every major city in the United States. The U.S. State Department has established “refugee processing centers” in 48 different states, and you can view the entire list right here. Considering what just took place in Paris, is this really a good idea? (Read More…)
Words cannot adequately describe the utter horror that was unleashed on the streets of Paris, France on Friday. CNN is calling it “the worst violence witnessed in France since World War II“, and even though it happened a couple of days ago now, many of us are still having a really tough time processing what took place. Somehow, a small group of less than 10 radical Islamists was able to unleash a coordinated wave of attacks that killed at least 129 people and injured at least 350. All of this comes less than a year after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, and many in the western world are now starting to understand that something has fundamentally changed. Even though France has a highly advanced anti-terrorism infrastructure, and even though it also has some of the strictest anti-gun laws in Europe, none of that did anything to prevent these attacks. Despite all of our advanced technology, the openness of our society makes us highly vulnerable to Islamic terror. And as more waves of refugees from the Middle East are absorbed by both Europe and the United States, it is inevitable that there will be more attacks like this. (Read More….)
Until Obama and the other world leaders change their deadly and flawed thinking, the Islamic terror attacks will continue unabated
The French military has been a beehive of activity today. French fighter jets have carried out a series of ‘massive’ air strikes on Raqqa, destroying a key ISIS command centre and training camp in Syria. The heavy bombing raid comes just two days after the militant group claimed coordinated attacks in Paris that killed 128 people, the defence ministry said. ‘The raid … including 10 fighter jets, was launched simultaneously from the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Twenty bombs were dropped,’ the statement said.
Now all that is well and god, but don’t lose the lesson being taught here. What the french did today was a reaction to Islamic terrorism, it was not an action to prevent it. In boxing, you cannot win the fight by reacting, that’s purely defensive. In order to win any battle, either in the sports arena or on the field of battle, you need to take offensive measures.
The world is at the same tipping point in 2015 that it was back in 1932
In the 1930’s, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis slithered up out of the pits of Hell and declared that they would soon own the world. My dad, who served in WWII in the Air Force, told me time and again that they came very close to pulling it off. In our day, the same type of threat is present in the form of radical Islamic terrorism, but with a two-folder kicker that makes it ten times more dangerous than the Nazis.
- Not Branded To Any One Nation: Radical Islamic terrorism has no national borders, unlike the Nazis who were based in Germany. Islamic terror is everywhere and no where at the same time. When the 19 Muslims brought down the Twin Towers on 9/11, who do you bomb in retaliation? We attempted to do that by invading Iraq and Afghanistan, and you see how those results turned out. Why? Because 9/11 wasn’t hatched by a country, it was done by an ideology at the hands of individuals working as a group but at the same time alone.
- Indistinguishable From Moderate, Everyday Islam: One huge point that the Paris attacks brought home was that it is impossible to peel away and separate the radicals in Islam from the so-called moderates. If I put an eyedropper of poison into your 32oz. soda, what means would you employ to identify and remove the deadly one ounce from the good 31 ounces? Answer: it is impossible, you cannot do it. When the Muslim migrant invasion began two months ago, NTEB and hundreds of other news outlets warned as loud as we could that ISIS and al Qaeda terrorists were mixed in with the legitimate refugees. Europe’s response was to haughtily and dismissively waive their collective hands, denounce us as “racists” and “intolerant”, and then proceed to let an unvetted, unchecked, horde of “refugees” into their cities. The blood of those 128 dead people from Friday’s attacks is not only on the hands of the attackers, it is on the French leaders as well.
If you thought Friday’s Islamic terror attack was bad, wait until it happens again on a much larger scale in Germany. Because it’s going to unless Germany takes immediate measures to first contain and then to deport their hundreds of thousands of “migrants”. The brave though misguided European grand experiment in Muslim inclusiveness must be labeled an absolute failure, and this disastrous policy reversed with the greatest of haste.
Obama under fire for saying that ISIS has been ‘contained’ just hours before Paris attack as he heads to Turkey for G-20 Summit
On the very morning of the Muslim terror attacks, US President Barack Obama went on ABC News and declared that “ISIS has been contained”. I guess no one told ISIS about that, because mere hours later they pulled off the greatest attack in France since Hitler had Nazi tanks roll in during WWII. ISIS contained? Nope, not even close. As we previously stated, you cannot contain an ideology and you cannot sequester a movement. Until Obama and the other world leaders change their deadly and flawed thinking, the attacks will continue unabated.
So what do you do? The answer is surprisingly simple but it is certainly not an easy for liberal leaders to do. But there is one country where they are doing it, and with great success. Japan.
This is how they did it:
- Muslim Immigration Is Very Low: Officially, Japan is not closed to Muslim immigration, but it might as well be. Estimated place one Muslim in Japan for every 1,300 Japanese nationals. So if Japan’s population is 130 million, then that only makes for 1,300 Muslims, a very workable number. It’s very easy to keep an eye on such a small group like that.
- Language: The Arabic language is taught by very few academic institutes; we only found one such institute: The Arabic Islamic Institute in Tokyo. But even the International University of Japan in Tokyo does not offer courses on Arabic or Islamic languages.
- Religion: Until recently, there were only two mosques in Japan: Tokyo Jama Masjid and Kobe Mosque. Now, the total number of Muslim praying sites in Japan is counted in some 30 single story mosques and about a hundred apartment rooms set aside for prayers. And Japanese society expects Muslims to pray at home: no collective “prostrating” in the streets or squares; in Japan, for such “shows” the actors can get pretty high fines, and in those cases Japanese Police consider “serious”, the participants can be deported. Japan forbids exhorting people to adopt the religion of Islam (Dawah), and any Muslim who actively encourages conversion to Islam is seen as proselytizing to a foreign and undesirable culture.
- Unapologetic: Japan’s leaders know they have to protect their people and keep their economy strong, end of story. The most interesting thing in Japan’s approach to Islam is the fact that the Japanese do not feel the need to apologize to Muslims for the negative way in which they relate to Islam. They make a clear distinction between their economic interest in resources of oil and gas from Muslim countries, which behooves Japan to maintain good relations with these countries on the one hand, and on the other hand, the Japanese nationalist viewpoints, which see Islam as something that is suitable for others, not for Japan, and therefore the Muslims must remain outside.
Japan’s leaders figured out that in order to preserve their culture and way of life, it is of tantamount importance not allow any outside influence to get a foothold within their society. Japan makes little to no distinction between “moderate” Islam and radical Islamic terrorism, to them it is one and the same.
Number of Islamic terror attacks on Japanese soil: Zero.
In closing, let me leave you with this thought. Nearly 100% of all terror attacks committed anywhere, anytime around the globe are now Islamic in origin. Let that thought sink into your brain for a week or two, ponder on it, meditate on it. Then act on it. Listen to these words from a high-level Islamic thought leader:
“No one should feel safe without submitting to Islam, and those who refuse to submit must pay a high price. The aim of our movement is to turn the world into a series of wildernesses in which only those under our rule enjoy security.” Islamic strategist Abu-Bakr Naji
Are you listening, France? Are you listening, European Union? Are you listening, America?
My family doctor, the very wise Doc Colfax, once told me this, he said “son, one day there will be a cure for cancer, but there will never be a cure for stupid”. How true those words are when applied to the current Islamic crisis. The only way to stop the bloodshed is to seal your borders and return all Muslim migrants to their countries of origin, or to any other Muslim nation that will accept them. Case closed. Now, you can either follow that advice and live in relative peace, or you can keep having multicultural funerals like the 128 France will be having this week alone.
Like I said, it’s a simple solution but one that takes courage to act on in a world gone mad with liberalism. Do the world’s leaders love their people enough to do it?
Mere moments away from slaughter, Paris fans at Eagles Of Death Metal concert sang song glorifying the Devil
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)
With their hands raised high in the air, as you see in this photo taken moments before the attacks began, Paris fans at the Eagles Of Death Metal concert made the Satanic “devil horns” salute without seemingly a care in the world. Amazingly, the song that was playing the moment the shooting started was called ‘Kiss The Devil‘, and here are some of the lyrics from that tune:
“Kiss The Devil” – by Eagles Of Death Metal
Who’ll love the Devil?
Who’ll song his song?
Who will love the Devil and his song?
I’ll love the Devil
I’ll sing his song
I will love the Devil and his song
Who’ll love the Devil?
Who’ll kiss his tongue?
Who will kiss the Devil on his tongue?
I’ll love the Devil
I’ll kiss his tongue
I will kiss the Devil on his tongue
As the French death metal fans were singing along with those lyrics, offering their love to Satan, the Devil responded as the Devil always does. With death and destruction. Now, you go ahead and spin that any way you like, any way that makes you feel comfortable. But as a Bible believer, I know exactly what happened Friday night at 9:40PM GMT in Paris, France. People asked for a manifestation of the Satan, and guess what? They got one.
- CLICK HERE to view photogallery of shooting at the concert.
It is safe to say that there were just about no Christians at the concert that night, that the vast majority of those people were lost, unsaved people. I wonder how many of them were offered the life-saving gospel of Jesus Christ and turned their nose up at it? Probably more than a few of them. We see it all the time as we street preach in St. Augustine. To most lost people, the Devil is a joke and Hell will be a beer and sex infused party. Nothing could be further from the truth.
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” Hebrews 2:14 (KJV)
As those people bled and died on the dance floor of the Death Metal concert, they went from singing about the Devil to meeting the Devil face to face. Hell is no joke, it is absolutely not a party, and you do not have to end up there. Click here to read all about a place called Hell that you can avoid by trusting in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Friday night they “kissed the Devil”, and the Devil kissed them right back. Don’t let it happen to you.
“And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:30.31 (KJV)
Reports are coming in that on Monday France will invoke Article 5 of the NATO Mutual Defense Treaty. NATO’s collective defense clause compels all NATO members – including America – to fight alongside France against ISIS…………. Click here for full story
While world leaders are currently attempting to come to a solution regarding ISIS in light of the attacks in Paris, their strategies will all be doomed to failure if they continue to refuse to understand the nature of Islamic end-time prophesies regarding their messiah, a leading expert on the subject said in Jerusalem last week…………. Click here for full story
In the wake of the deadly Paris attacks by ISIS, some GOP presidential candidates such as Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and even Marco Rubio are calling for an end to Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S. But there is one candidate who is clearly on the record wanting more Syrian Muslims to pour into American cities and towns as “refugees,” despite the fact that at least one of the seven attackers in Paris had a Syrian passport and entered France as a “refugee.”…….. Click here for full story
It should come as no surprise that Palestinian groups that formerly blamed the Jews for the attacks of 9/11 and the Charlie Hebdo attacks earlier this year in France are now suggesting Israel is also responsible for the Paris massacre………… Click here for full story
By David Fiorazo
Following in his footsteps in the early 1900s, atheist, philosopher, and founder of the Communist Party of Italy, Antonio Gramsci believed the new battleground must become the culture. America would never be defeated militarily. In order to overthrow the greatest nation on earth, Marxists had to destroy the traditional family, weaken our morality, and infiltrate churches, schools, media, entertainment, literature, and academia. And they did.
Which brings us to the obvious question: could what happened in Paris happen in America? Absolutely. We’ve already seen smaller-scale but deadly Islamic terror attacks in Fort Hood, Boston, Chattanooga, New York City and Oklahoma over the past few years, not to mention a number of foiled attempts on U.S. soil. That said, Here are a few sobering facts to keep in mind moving forward:
Could this be the real reason behind the Paris attack? Read Genesis 12:3. — OTM
France’s plan to use its position at the UN Security Council to bring about the deployment of international monitors to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has been condemned by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ministers as biased, unhelpful and detached from reality.
So I say again: What’s the happy ending here? Because if M Hollande isn’t prepared to end mass Muslim immigration to France and Europe, then his “pitiless war” isn’t serious. And, if they’re still willing to tolerate Mutti Merkel’s mad plan to reverse Germany’s demographic death spiral through fast-track Islamization, then Europeans aren’t serious. In the end, the decadence of Merkel, Hollande, Cameron and the rest of the fin de civilisation western leadership will cost you your world and everything you love.
Trump Calls for ‘Study’ of Mosques in the US After Paris Terror Attacks
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 06:46 AM PST
“You’re going to have to watch and study the mosques because a lot of talk is going on at the mosques,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says on MSNBC when asked what should be done to protect U.S. citizens. “From what I heard, in the old days, meaning a while ago, we had great surveillance going on in and around mosques in New York City and I understand our mayor totally cut that out”
Asked about possibility of France shutting mosques with radical ties and whether he’d do same as U.S. president, Trump says, “I would hate to do it, but it’s something that you’re going to have to strongly consider because some of the ideas and some of the hatred, the absolute hatred, is coming from these areas” SOURCE
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Islamic State threatens attack on Washington
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 06:34 AM PST
Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington. The video, which appeared on a site used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news footage of the aftermath of Friday’s Paris shootings in which at least 129 people were killed. The message to countries involved in what it called the “crusader campaign” was delivered by a man dressed in fatigues and a turban, and identified in subtitles as Al Ghareeb the Algerian.
“We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day, God willing, like France’s and by God, as we struck France in the center of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its center in Washington,” the man said. It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the video, which purports to be the work of Islamic State fighters in the Iraqi province of Salahuddine, north of Baghdad. FULL REPORT
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|The Coded Message Obama Delivers When He Says ISIL Instead of ISIS.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 06:30 AM PST
DECODING OBAMA’S SPEECH REVEALS SOME STARTLING REVELATIONS
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
In one press conference after another, when referring to the Muslim terror super-group ISIS, United States President Barack Obama will use the term ISIL instead of their former name ISIS or current name Islamic State. Have you ever wondered about that? We have. ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Now, to us Westerners we don’t really make much of a distinction, do we? No, honestly from our perspective its all about the same. But how would a Muslim living in the Middle East view it? Just what is the Levant anyway? Let’s take a look.
The geographical term LEVANT refers to a multi-nation region in the Middle East. It’s a land bridge between Turkey to the north and Egypt to the south. If you look on a map, however, in the near exact middle of the nations that comprise the Levant, guess what you see? Come on, guess! It’s Israel. FULL REPORT
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|Strong 5.8 Earthquake Strikes between Honduras and the Cayman Islands
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 06:18 AM PST
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 has struck the Caribbean Sea between Honduras and the Cayman Islands, seismologists say. The earthquake, which struck at 6:39 p.m. local time in Honduras or 7:39 p.m. local time on the Cayman Islands, was centered about 167 kilometers (104 miles) south-southwest of George Town on the Cayman Islands, or 420 kilometers (261 miles) west of Montego Bay in Jamaica. It struck about 9.1 kilometers (5.7 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Computer models from the USGS estimated that some 54,000 people may have felt weak shaking from the earthquake, which is unlikely to have caused damage or casualties. Shaking could be felt in George Town, West Bay, Bodden Town, and some other towns in the region. FULL REPORT
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|Death toll rises to 59 as heavy rains lash Tamil Nadu
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 06:14 AM PST
Tamil Nadu continued to experience monsoon fury on Sunday, with heavy rains pounding various parts of the state under the influence of a well marked low pressure area over Bay of Bengal, as the death toll from rain-related incidents climbed to 59. There seemed to be no respite from the downpour with many parts of the city coming under water even as the weatherman forecast more rains for the next 24 hours, beginning 08:30 am.
The India Meteorological Department said in a bulletin on Sunday that the well-marked low pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal adjoining Sri Lanka persisted and “it is likely to move west-northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu coast and would concentrate into a Depression during next 24 hours.” Under its influence, more rains were expected in the next 24 hours, the Regional Meteorological Department said. Anaikaracharthiram (Nagapattinam) received the maximum rainfall of 18 cm recorded till 8:30 am, RMC Director SR Ramanan said, adding, Sirkali from the same district registered 17 cm. Chennai received three cm rainfall between 8:30 am and 11:30 am on Sunday. FULL REPORT
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|Damage reported after tornado strikes Central California town
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 06:04 AM PST
Authorities said a tornado struck a Central California town, causing damage to some structures and knocking down trees and power lines. The National Weather Service said video and witness reports confirm a tornado touched down in Denair, about 13 miles southeast of Modesto, on Sunday afternoon.
Witnesses posted photos online of a funnel cloud looming over city streets. The Modesto Bee reports the twister swept along nearly a mile of Zeering Road, toppling trees and fences, breaking windows and ripping off part of a church roof. The tornado came as another cold storm sweeps across California. Hail and thunderstorms were reported in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Forecasters said up to 8 inches of snow could fall at the 5000 feet level, with possibly a foot at the highest peaks. SOURCE
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Military analyst warns ISIS using terrorist attacks to incite a global apocalyptic war
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 05:44 AM PST
If investigators determine that the Islamic State is responsible for the catastrophic attacks in Paris, as the group claims and France alleges, the assaults represent a major leap in the group’s abilities. Until now, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has relied mainly on “lone wolf” followers to attack the West, with relatively low-tech assaults — shootings, the taking of hostages, hit-and-runs — that draw wide attention but do not cause mass casualties.
“This is much different than a normal lone wolf inspired attack,” said Patrick M. Skinner, a former C.I.A. operations officer now with the Soufan Group, a security consultancy. “This was choreographed. The fact that they could do this, especially in Paris, where the intelligence service is really good, clearly there’s a hole somewhere,” Mr. Skinner said.
The Islamic State has been expanding beyond its base in Iraq and Syria since it declared a caliphate, or Islamic state, in June 2014. The group is focused on three parallel tracks, according to Harleen Gambhir, an analyst at the Institute for the Study of War: inciting regional conflict with attacks in Iraq and Syria;, building relationships with jihadist groups that can carry out military operations across the Middle East and North Africa; and inspiring, and sometimes helping, ISIS sympathizers to conduct attacks in the West. “The goal,” Ms. Gambhir said, “is that through these regional affiliates and through efforts to create chaos in the wider world, the organization will be able to expand, and perhaps incite a global apocalyptic war.” FULL REPORT
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|PROPHECY WATCH: The battle sites that ISIS predict will bring about the end of the world
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 05:39 AM PST
The savage terror group was founded on the belief that all civilisations will crumble in an imminent apocalypse, with their wild theory also identifying four likely locations for a battle they claim will bring about the end of the world. Three of those sites exist in the Middle East, including two in Syria and one in Israel. But the fanatics have also pinpointed Italy’s capital Rome as the site of another great clash between their soldiers and the West. “The Muslim armies are supposed to take over Rome, and eventually they are supposed to take over the whole world,” explained William McCants, a US expert on jihadism, who has written a new book on the ISIS obsession with the apocalypse.
“The group believes that Muslims will conquer the Italian capital in the course of conquering the entire world. There will be an ultimate victory for Islam and then the end of the world comes.” ISIS may claim that the end is nigh, but unsurpisingly their senior leaders – such as US most-wanted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – have failed to put an exact date on it. In fact, according to the terror group, the apocalypse doesn’t have a fixed date. FULL REPORT
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Our Time is Short
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What is The Gospel?
God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.
The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.
Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.
God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.
But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.
And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.
This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.
God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.
God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.
Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.
There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.
The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.
The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.
If you picked up a hitchhiker (not that I recommend doing that) and he saw a Bible on your car seat and said, “I’ve heard about this thing called the Gospel – can you explain it to me before you drop me off in one minute up the street?” What would you say?
Can you explain the gospel in 30 seconds? In one minute? In five minutes?
Here’s one way I have found helpful. The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are:
1) Jesus’ birth
2) Jesus’ life
3) Jesus’ death
4) Jesus’ resurrection
5) Jesus’ ascension
Obviously each point can be elaborated on depending on how much time you have. Here’s the short version:
1) Jesus’ birth – Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being – took on flesh, and was born of a virgin.
2) Jesus’ life – Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned.
3) Jesus’ death – on the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us.
4) Jesus’ resurrection – within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15).
5) Jesus’ ascension – Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth.
That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life.
That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. Even a child can do it. So ask God to give you opportunities to share his good news today.
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Who do you think that I am?
With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.
Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.
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